The 101 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World include Sandals & Beaches
Renowned as one of the best in the world, Negril's seven-mile beach is the main attraction at Beaches Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica. Guests have access to nine specialty restaurants, unlimited premium spirits, a waterpark, water sports, and a scuba diving program that offers unlimited diving. There's fun for the entire family here, with plenty for the kids to do, including a supervised camp, a teens-only game room, and a Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street.
The Beaches resort chain also offers an oasis on the Turks & Caicos Islands, known for its amazingly clear ocean. With five villages, the resort also includes access to a 12-mile beach, a gigantic waterpark, and activities for all ages. The waterpark has recently added food trucks with creative concepts involving favorites such as mac and cheese and ice cream.
Sandals Emerald Bay (Great Exuma, Bahamas)
A mile-long beach and 500 acres of tropics surround Sandals Emerald Bay, a Bahamian destination worth traveling to. Unlimited fine dining, premium fine wines and spirits, a golf course, live music, sports, scuba diving, and entertainment shows are included at all Sandals resorts, as is a personal concierge for all your resort needs. There are also plenty of excursions you can add on, most notably swimming with the adorable local pigs of Exuma.
The world's only five-star luxury resort will be re-opening mid-December and is home to Antigua's most protected beach, Dickenson Bay. Two separate and distinct villages, Caribbean Grove and Mediterranean Village, make up this resort, giving you a two-for-one experience. Considering Antigua & Barbuda is the one of the most Instagrammable destinations, this destination is sure to make your friends and family back home envious.
The over-water bungalows of Sandals Grande St. Lucian distinguish it from its sister resorts. Each includes a sun deck with a swim-up platform, glass floors, a hammock over the water, and a tranquility soaking tub that fits both you and your beloved. There's even an over-the-water wedding chapel to serve as a venue for the free wedding option available at all Sandals resorts. If you'd rather not be over the water, the seaside Rondoval Suites are also an option. These beautiful round villas feature a plunge pool on the private patio, as well as a dining area, outdoor shower, hammock, and whirlpool
Four villages make up Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa: Pink Gin, South Seas, Lover's Hideaway, and Italian Village. Each has its own distinct vibe, but all of their guests have access to the resort's three freshwater pools and two river pools. World-class dining is also included at the resort's ten restaurants, one of which is the first Sandals resort steakhouse. The award-winning “Skypool” suites each feature an infinity-edge plunge pool with an awe-inspiring view that makes you feel as if you're suspended in the air.
One of the things you must do if you visit Nassau, is stay at the Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island. The former King Edward VIII and his controversial American wife Wallis Simpson, whom he abdicated the English throne for, once frequented this Bahamas resort, known for its elegance and European-style luxury. The offshore island here has two exclusive beaches that you can enjoy in various ways depending on whether you'd prefer to relax or explore, as well as a beach club that contains a restaurant, whirlpool, and swim-up bar. Back on the resort, dive into your choice of seven beautiful pools, two of which are right by the ocean.
Montego Bay's Sandals Royal Caribbean also stepped up their game last year with over-the-water villas, and it's part of the Sandals Play at 3 Program, an exchange program that allows you to increase your dining options to 20 restaurants by giving you access to two more resorts: Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Inn. Guests can also take a five-minute trip on a dragon boat to a private offshore island, giving them the luxury of a resort within a resort. The Tahitian-style pool and Balinese-style beach cabanas create the ultimate romantic getaway, complete with a swim-up bar, cocktail parties, live music, authentic Thai cuisine, and the exclusive Red Lane Spa
Sandals Royal Plantation (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)
Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios is the only all-butler and all-ocean-view Sandals resort creating a feeling of true luxury. Trained in the standards of the very strict Guild of Professional English Butlers, a personal butler will there to attend to guests at every step without getting in the way. An all-access pass will also provide access to a total of 21 fine dining options between the Royal Plantation and the neighboring Sandals Ochi. A Red Lane Spa and a nearby Sandals Golf & Country Club provide spa therapies and tee-times to all guests, which have included many big names such as Ian Fleming and Noel Coward. Sandals Royal Plantation also has access to two beaches; the calm East Beach is perfect for watersports, while West Beach is your go-to spot for lounging in the sun. Sandals Royal Plantation is also home to the only Champagne and caviar bar in the country.